history museums in Berkshire
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Berkshire Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Berkshire...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

BerkshireMuseums and Galleries

Cole Museum of Zoology

AMS Building, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6AJ
Tel: 0118 378 6355     E-mail: colemuseum@reading.ac.uk

The museum contains some 3500 specimens of which about 400 are on display, in 27 cases, highlighting the range of the Animal Kingdom.

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Museum of Berkshire Aviation

Mohawk Way (off The Bader Way), Woodley, Nr. Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4UE
Tel: 0118 944 8089     E-mail: MuseumBerksAv@gmail.com

Berkshire's contribution to aviation history is visually re-created at the museum.

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REME Museum of Technology

Arborfield, near Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9NJ
Tel: 0118 976 3375    E-mail: enquiries@rememuseum.org.uk

Museum dedicated to The Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

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The Museum of Reading

The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1QH
Tel: 0118 939 9800    Fax: 0118 939 9881

The history of Reading, through real objects and original documents.

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The Museum of English Rural Life

The University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX
Tel: 0118 378 8660     Fax: 0118 378 5632
E-mail: merl@reading.ac.uk

The Museum provides a record of the changing face of farming and the countryside.

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